Oct 06 2015

Travel Exclusive: Origins Skincare Face Masks


Some time ago, I discovered that one of our local stores is now carrying Origins Skincare! Origins is a brand that I’ve used on and off in the past and, now, with easier access, I was keen to rediscover it! As we are a travel jurisdiction, there are exclusive kits sold here which aren’t necessarily available in regular retail (but which can be found in other travel jurisdictions and airport duty free). This trio of Origins Skincare Face Masks caught my eye.

Origins Skincare Face Masks Review


This travel exclusive set retails for $62.00 BSD (which is equivalent to USD). Each mask is a full size (3.4 fl. oz./100 ml) and they are usually sold for $25.00 – so with the kit you save about $13.00. Touted as a composition of masks for every climate condition, included are: the Drink up Intensive Mask, the Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask and the 10 Minute Out of Trouble Mask. I purchased the kit about two months ago and am ready to offer my thoughts…

Origins Skincare Face Masks Review

The Drink up Intensive Mask is the hydrating one. It is a thick, creamy mask that feels like a really, really rich moisturizer and is geared toward dry to very dry skin.

Origins says: Put dry skin to bed with this ultra-rich, hydrating overnight mask. Avocado and Apricot Kernel Oils deeply and instantly quench compromised moisture reserves and help build a reservoir for tomorrow. While Japanese Seaweed helps repair skin’s barrier to prevent future dehydration and signs of premature aging. Skin awakens comfortable, refreshed, supple.

Origins Skincare Face Masks Drink Up Intensive
Origins Skincare Face Masks Drink Up Intensive

As my skin is oily-combo, I don’t tend to wear this overnight. Instead, I use it whenever my skin is feel parched and leave it on for about an hour. Sometimes, I’ll multi-mask and use this on the drier areas of my face (cheeks) while using a different mask on the oily areas. It does have a really calming affect and plumps the skin.

A charcoal-based mask aimed at all skin types, the Clear Improvement Mask promises to clear pores.

Origins says: Nature’s complexion clean-up crew clears the way for skin to act its best. Bamboo Charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers, White China Clay absorbs environmental toxins, Lecithin dissolves impurities. Skin looks clear, feels perfectly pure.

Origins Skincare Face Masks
Origins Skincare Face Masks Clear Improvement

This mask also has a creamy consistency (which, perhaps, isn’t expected) and doesn’t completely dry down (unless you leave it on for an extended period of time). So, if you have oily skin but don’t like the tightness that most clay masks have, this may be something to consider. That being said, I don’t find that the mask does much for my skin to be honest – other than leave it really clean feeling. There is also a slight tingling/burning sensation that may put some off. Sometimes, I combine the Charcoal Mask with the Drink Up Intensive when I’m multi-masking (as mentioned above).

The Out of Trouble Mask is the thickest and heaviest of the masks, designed for oily, acne prone skin.

Origins says: When skin is too-slick or more pressing problems start to pop up, Origins is here to keep skin Out Of Trouble. Super-absorbent Zinc Oxide and Sulfur plus calming Camphor rapidly soak up oily-shine, slough off dead cells and sweep away debris. Together they steer skin clear of slippery situations, refine rough texture and pull the plug on troublemakers to help prevent potential outbursts.

Origins Skincare Face Masks Out of Trouble
Origins Skincare Face Masks Out of Trouble Review

I use the Out of Trouble Mask more like a spot treatment than an all over face mask and I’ve actually been limiting how often I apply it because it does contain small amounts of salicylic acid, an ingredient I’m trying to avoid at the moment. The main oil and acne fighting ingredients, however, are sulfur and camphor (which can cause a “tingling” sensation). I’ve found this it does do a good job of reducing the severity of a breakout and drying out those pimples.

Origins Skincare Face Masks Review

For those with sensitive skin bear in mind that Origins products tend to contain fragrant oils which, though “natural”, may be irritating to some.

Are you a fan of Origins Skincare? What are some of your favorite products? Have you tried any of these masks?





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  1. I love the Drink Up Intensive mask & have done for a while – it’s perfect for my dry skin. I haven’t tried the other two but I like the sound of the out of trouble mask for whenever a spot rears its ugly head! xx


  2. I’m planning to pick up Drink Up Intensive mask for my 25 hours flight back to Malaysia next year. I think my skin would need it cause airline air just dries the skin to the point of no return. This trio is a really good set and I think the price is really reasonable too especially for 3 full size.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  3. I’ve never tried anything about Origins, but these masks sound so promising! I would love to try them! Everyone has good words for Origins skincare, so maybe I’ll ask for samples or something before buying the full sized products!
    Have an amazing day xx


    • Sangeeta on October 6, 2015 at 11:44 am
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    The out of trouble mask sounds quite great.

  4. I haven’t tried Origins face mask yet but I’m so tempted to use the charcoal one! (:
    Nati xx

  5. They all sound so lovely!
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  6. Origin products are great. I want to try that charcoal one!


    • Lulle.Beaumiroir on October 6, 2015 at 4:01 pm
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    I think Origins has a mask set for the Holidays! I’ve been wanting to try their masks, so I was thinking to grab it.

  7. This is such a great set. I have tried the Drink Up & Clear Improvement masks in the past, whist I enjoyed using them, they just didn’t wow me to the point where I re-purchased them again. I would like to experiment with Origins more in the future though x

    Beauty with charm

  8. What a great way to try out the trio of masks. I’d be interested in trying that charcoal mask. I know charcoal is super popular in Asia to help suck out impurities. I haven’t tried any of Origins masks – but I have tried their cleansing oil and it is one of my top 3 cleansing oils – it’s fantastic.

  9. never tried anything from the origins brand, but that being said if they are highly fragrant, I’ll probably take a miss as my skin is really sensitive 🙁 !!! such a shame because I liked the sound of charcoal mask!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

    • Jen on October 7, 2015 at 5:10 pm
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    I have several Origins sample just sitting in my makeup draw that I need to try that I just keep forgetting about. Great post!

  10. I have all three masks and I love them but I agree with you that they’re not miracles. Having said they work well for my skin 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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